Six Alderson-Broaddus voice students were winners at the West Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (WVNATS) Vocal Competition, hosted on A-B's campus on Saturday, October 15. The students competed in a field of twenty singers from Marshall University, West Liberty University, and the Eastern panhandle. All passed the preliminary round, singing thee songs & arias in contrasting style, and moved on to the final round where they chose one piece which determined their final standing.
Competition winners were:
Timothy Tosh: 1st place, Freshmen Men, Classical Division
Andrew Doering: 2nd place, Junior Men, Classical Division
Sarah Widder: Honorable Mention, Junior Women, Musical Theatre Division
Tia Price: 1st place, Senior Women, Classical Division
Alyssa Welch: 2nd place, Senior Women, Classical Division
Abebrum Schoonover: 1st place, Senior Men, Classical Division
Abebrum Schoonover: tied for 1st place, Senior Men, Musical Theatre Division
The singers are students of Alderson-Broaddus College voice teachers Mr. Lewis Hall, Asst. Prof. of Music, and Mrs. Lillian F. Long, Assoc. Prof.
(L to R) Alyssa Welch, Senior Musical Arts major; Abebrum Schoonover, Senior
Musical Arts major; Sarah Widder, Junior Music Education major; Andrew
Doering, Junior Musical Arts major; Tia Price, Senior Applied Music
major; and Timothy Tosh, Freshman Applied Music major.